Ten Year Plan Hearings

Draft Ten Year Transportation Plan Public Hearings, September 21-23, 2021

The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT), which is made up of the five Executive Councilors and the Commissioner of the NHDOT, has scheduled public hearings throughout the State and several will be held next week:

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2 pm, at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, Room B, 152 South Street in Claremont.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7 pm, at the Lebanon City Council Chambers, Lower Level, 51 North Park Street in Lebanon.
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7 pm, at the Londonderry Town Office Council Chambers, Moosehill Room, 268B Mammoth Road in Londonderry.
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 9 am, at the Berlin City Hall Auditorium, 168 Main Street in Berlin.
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 3 pm, at the Town Offices Meeting Room, 23 Main Street in Conway.

The full hearing schedule is available for review on the NHDOT Website.  Please note that due to COVID-19 concerns, masks may be required depending on the town or meeting room requirements.

Employment Opportunities

The State of NH Department of Transportation is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • HIGHWAY MAINTAINER III: (in Southern NH, see posting for locations) Job ID# 22198 
  • HIGHWAY PATROL FOREMAN: (in Lancaster) Job ID# 22047 
  • RIGHT OF WAY APPRAISER SUPERVISOR: (in Concord) Job ID# 21970 

To review job descriptions, minimum qualifications and to apply, please visit https://das.nh.gov/jobsearch/.

The State of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Temporary Bridge Closure on Route 10 in Lempster

If you are in Goshen, and want to buzz down Route 10 to Lempster, you can’t get there from here. From NHDOT:

Temporary Bridge Closure on Route 10 in Lempster
Repairs are estimated to take 7-10 days.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the emergency closure of NH Route 10 in Lempster, New Hampshire, effective immediately. 

Recent bridge inspection has detected compromised structural integrity that requires immediate attention.  NH Route 10 is now closed at the subject bridge over Giles Brook, approximately 1.6 miles south of the intersection with NH Route 31 in Goshen and approximately 3.4 miles north of the intersection with Mountain Road and the 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike in Lempster.

While the bridge is closed, a signed detour will be in place.  The detour will direct motorists to use 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike, Unity Springs Road, Unity Road, and NH Route 11/NH Route 103.  Signs and changeable message boards will be placed to advise local traffic of the detour. 

Motorists are asked to follow all posted signs and to obey all traffic laws.

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Route 12 Update

The saturation and shift under the roadway is pretty bad. This is going to be an actual tear out and rebuild job, right down to the underlying concrete slabs. Due this, there will probably not be an opportunity to open it to one way traffic during the construction. ~ Steve

I received this update from NHDOT:

“Regarding the closure of a portion of Route 12 in Charlestown, the Department has gathered sufficient data to draft a plan for repairs. 

It is anticipated that the road will be repaired and open to the public around the end of November, 2021.The site is constrained by the railroad corridor, Connecticut River flood plain and wetlands, and utilities.  The Department has been working closely with NHDES, FHWA, and the railroad to determine the requirements for roadway repair and funding available to assist in the efforts. Our data collection is nearly complete and alternatives to reduce impacts are being investigated. Reconstruction of the roadway is required to remove compromised soils and construct a stable repair for the roadway and railroad. 

We are working diligently to prepare an emergency construction contract to bid and begin construction in early September. The work will include deep excavations, removal of the underlying concrete slabs, stabilization and strengthening of the slope, and replacement and repair of the pavement and drainage. Similarly, the Department is required to meet federal and state regulations in performing the work, and doing so in an expeditious manner. We are further evaluating the permitting and construction schedule, but estimate having the road open by Thanksgiving. ” ~ NHDOT

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